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Sep 2, 2012 10:00am PDT
with poor people in the united states of america? >> no. i think the world's biggest, richest country of the world. and the formula we developed that is the poorest country of the world. >> the united states is a country that everyone thinks has money, doesn't have any poor people. we have more than 45 million people living in poverty in the united states. >> and he says it takes much more than financing to help them break out of it. business counselling, keeping the books, paying bills, even opening savings accounts, which is required of borrowers. even that is often not enough. joe salvaggio, a former catholic priest who's worked for decades with poor people, says many who would be entrepreneurs fail because their finances are precarious. >> if they got sick or their kids got sick or the landlord, there was a storm and they got some physical damage or something. setbacks happen to people. so often they don't have one time to get a check to somebody, she put it in the bank and she had so many bank overdrafts that it ate up almost the whole $1,000 with bank overdraft charges. >> salva
PBS
Sep 9, 2012 10:00am PDT
impact in lowering the abortion rates in the united states. >> steven snack is co-chair of catholics for obama. he asserts that the proposed republican budget cuts will lead to more abortions. >> thinking about that, i -- i have to say, you know, i'm morally challenged to think about supporting romney/ryan as a pro-life voter. >> on the jewish front there was outrage after the democratic platform eliminated a previous provision asserting that jerusalem is and will remain the capital of israel. that provision was later reinserted, along with the mention of god. republican jewish activists have been arguing president obama is vulnerable among jewish voters because of his policy onisrael. but leaders here said it's strong to stereotype jewish views. jeremy is the president of "j-street." >> there's a wide range of views when it comes to israel. turns out the majority are moderate in their views and not as hawkish and militant as the loudest voices that are heard. >> he's confident jews will vote for obama in high numbers in november. >> that vote is not up for grabs in any sig
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Sep 16, 2012 10:00am PDT
resulted in the strongest terms and we greatly appreciate the many muslims in the united states and around the world who have spoken out on this issue. violence, we believe, has no place in religion and is no way to honor religion. >> also in washington, top interfaith leaders, several of them muslims, came together to denounce the violence. they strongly urged their communities to reject activities and speech that stoke religious hatred. >> we must oppose all efforts to divide people in the united states, in libya, in egypt and around the world along religious lines. small groups of violent extremists, no matter their religious identity, cannot be allowed to define their religion or their nations. >> we'll have more on all this in a few minutes. >> the protests came as the us marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. many communities held special services to honor those who died on that day. president obama proclaimed september 11th a day of service and remembrance. at a pentagon ceremony, he emphasized that the u.s. inot at war with islam. >> i've always said that our fight is wit
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Sep 23, 2012 10:00am PDT
and speech. >> there would be no united states of america if america pastors had not had the freedom from their pulpits to declare the truth as they saw it. so i think a key part of reclaiming america's future is to turn our pastors loose so they're able to declare without any hesitation boldly, as they are prompted to do, the values that they find in the scriptures. >> reporter: pastor hull thinks pulpit freedom sunday is a bad idea, that it will do more to divide the country than to bring it together. >> this pulpit sunday, it's being couched in fear about what they are taking away from us -- they're taking away our liberties and they're taking away our country, that somehow or other there's this big boogie man who's trying to take away the country. from whom? whose country is it? >> reporter: pulpit freedom sunday is scheduled take place october 7. for "religion and ethics newsweekly," i'm lucky severson in tupelo, mississippi. >>> we have a happy story today about the settlement of vietnese thol priests and seminarians in carthage, in rural southwest missouri. every year, the pri
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